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Senior Officer

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Administration

  • Full-time and continuing, flexible work location
  • Start date for this role will be 26th February 2024
  • HEW 6 $85,588 - $92,428 + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

The Senior Officer, Arts & Education provides high-quality, responsive and customer-focused administrative support in the day-to-day operational needs of the Faculty Research team. The role will be a key contact for logistical matters, including orientation and induction, conference support, and events relating to staff, higher degree by research students (HDR), and supervisors in collaboration with Deakin Research and Innovation. 

Why work with us? 

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus. 

Who are we? 

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionizing education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities. 

As a Senior Officer, Arts & Education you will: 

  • Contribute to projects/activities to deliver sustainable outcomes and value within constraints of time, cost, and quality. Understand and integrate perspectives held within different areas of the University and put plans in place to build collaboration, mutually beneficial ethical alliances and develop common goals.
  • Bring a strong customer mindset. Strive for excellence and consult regularly with staff/students/stakeholders to clarify who requires the information, the purpose for which it is required, and criteria for success.
  • Respond to feedback from stakeholders regarding their satisfaction and perspective with services received with openness and transparency.
  • Provide ethical advice to staff/students/stakeholders that address underlying issues, promoting value-adding insights and recommendations. Develop and implement practical, accessible solutions based on stakeholder needs and a customer first mindset.
  • Challenge existing processes by formulating creative and inclusive alternative solutions and benefits. Promote solutions to modernise work practices and ensure alignment with Deakin’s strategic direction.

To be successful, you’ll have:  

  • A degree with subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and specialist knowledge or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields
  • A Degree with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; or
  • Extensive experience and management expertise in technical or administrative fields; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Special Requirements

  • Working with Children Check

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 Download File Senior Officer HEW 6 (2).pdf

 Here's how to apply:  

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.  

Applications for this position close on the 1st of December 2024 at 5 pm Aus.Eastern Standard Time

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.  

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success. 


We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders. 

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